Trafficking in persons is a crime and a reality in South Africa
What is trafficking in persons?
Trafficking in persons is a global crime trend where children, women and men are taken from their own countries or areas, to a destination country or destination area by force or by being pressurised or tricked into a situation to be exploited.
Who can become a victim of trafficking in persons?
Any person can become a victim – children, adults, males and females.
How are the victims of trafficking in persons, exploited?
Why do the victims of trafficking in persons remain in their situation?
Warning signs of victims of trafficking in persons
Since trafficking in persons is often a crime that is hidden in plain sight, it is important to be aware of its warning signs. Some indications that a person may be a victim of trafficking in person include:.
Yes. The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2013 (Act No 7 of 2013) (hereafter referred to as ’the Act’) came into effect on 9 August 2015. The Act makes trafficking in persons, as well as other offences associated with trafficking in persons, criminal offences.